Last May, Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn signed a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians. So when it was time for him to sign a proclamation supporting a gay pride parade in Reno in August, everyone thought it would be a sure thing. But Guinn stunned Nevadans by not signing the bill, citing his opposition to the inclusion of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in the parade.
Guinn, who knew about the showdown between the Catholic League and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco, wanted nothing to do with supporting the anti-Catholic group. “There were concerns that this particular group tends to cross the line of decency and appropriateness and would conduct themselves in such a manner that would offend people of different religious groups,” said Guinn spokesman, Jack Finn.
- We sent a congratulatory letter to Gov. Guinn thanking him for his “courageous stand in opposing bigotry.”